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U.S. Policies toward Authoritarian States in the Americas:

Fresh Thinking Amidst Changing Geo-Politics

EVENTS | fresh thinking FORUM

May 12-13, 2022

Virtual forum

The international community and the United States, under both Republican and Democratic Administrations, have failed, by almost any measure, to effectively address the re-emergence of authoritarianism in the Western Hemisphere. The forthcoming virtual forum is being organized in an effort to better understand the roots and resilience of these regimes (especially in Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua) and the rapidly evolving international context that facilitates their survival, particularly in light of the Russian/Ukrainian conflict. The forum aims to elicit fresh perspectives to inform future policies of the U.S. government, other international actors, and engaged civil society organizations.

The Institute of the Americas is organizing this forum in an effort to help catalyze fresh thinking on U.S. policy vis-à-vis authoritarian states in the Americas in anticipation of the United States’ hosted IX Summit of the Americas scheduled in Los Angeles, CA in early June.

It is worth noting that this will be first time since the Summit of the Americas began in 1994 that, most probably, the host government will not be inviting several other governments for lack of democratic credentials. Here, the Institute’s forum will assess the repercussions for inter-American relations and options for managing this historic diplomatic fracture in the future.

El evento contará con interpretación simultánea en español

We hope you will join us!

Registration is free, but online pre-registration is required to receive the WhoVa link to connect.

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